October 6, 2014 8:59 pm

WATCH: Dominant year for Adams River sockeye salmon run

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ADAMS RIVER – Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is busier than ever as the sockeye salmon run attracts crowds of visitors to the banks of the Adams River.

The sockeye travel hundreds of kilometers from the Pacific Ocean to spawn in the Adams River.

“This is great spawning habitat for them so they want to come back here,” says Jeremy Heighton with the Adams River Salmon Society.

“They want to find these area where there [are] great opportunities for their eggs to have the best survival.”

It’s a dominant year in the run’s four-year cycle, so returns are expected to be high this year.

However, how many salmon will make it back won’t be known till after the run is over.

Anyone interested in seeing the spawning sockeye salmon for themselves can visit the Salute to the Sockeye running at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park until October 26.

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